Saturday, May 9, 2009

Wind Swept

I am so glad I had an excuse not to go sit in the bleachers at the college where the area track meet is taking place. We have been under a wind advisory all day. The wind is 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. The committal at the cemetery was challenging, as there was nothing to break the wind. I had the service carefully placed in a notebook and held on tight.
A stranger showed up at 7:00 this morning to take Daughter to the track meet. The supervisor who does the scheduling never returned my calls. The Special Olympics coordinator made some calls, and someone found a note in one of the group homes to the staff member who was taking one of their residents telling her she needed to take Daughter, as well. I didn't know if she was picking her up or I was taking her, but fortunately, she showed up before I left to take Daughter to the bus. I asked her if she knew how to handle Daughter's insulin, and she didn't know what I was talking about. I gave her the pouch with the insulin pen and supplies, wrote out the scale, and told her to call me if she has any questions. I think I need to have a conversation with the supervisor next week.
From our phone conversations, Daughter is doing well. She won a gold medal in the soft ball throw and silver in the 100 meter dash. I'm so glad I'm not sitting in those bleachers.
I'm also very glad that the family decided not to have the entire service at the cemetery today. For a while I lived on the shores of Lake Michigan in an area notorious for strong winds. This flat farmland has much more wind.

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